Grand Challenge #6 – Close the health gap
Despite recent advances, health inequities in the United States continue to grow. A narrow focus on medical treatment and clinical care has stunted consideration of the social determinants of health—the conditions in which disparities take root and grow. Generating effective approaches to creating greater health equity will enhance the lives of those suffering from inadequate access to care and the cumulative effects of discrimination, poverty, and dangerous environments. Just as importantly, it will enhance everyone’s health and unleash broad social and economic gains that will improve our society as a whole.